Friday, 24 February 2012

Skywatch Friday: The Foxholes Oak

This ancient oak tree at Foxholes, just below Knott Fold, overlooks the former Godley to Apethorn Railway line now used by the Trans Pennine trail.

See how it looked on Christmas Day 2011.

See also how it looked covered in leaves in June 2009 on sithenah.

Since then it has lost a number of branches - see some smaller ones on the embankment and view the embankment from the opposite direction on Hyde DP Xtra.

Tree followers should check out Loose & Leafy.

Sky followers should visit Skywatch Friday.


  1. Very good photo for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  2. Amazing mean to measure time and life.

    And yes, I remember and used those machines for gum, once when I was young.

    Please have a good Friday.

  3. Hurray for photographs that one can see the same things, in different seasons, at the same time. It's fascinating. Not the same as standing there in different weathers but, uplifting somehow, none the less. I'll put a link from Loose and Leafy. Hope that's ok/

  4. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  5. A very impressive tree, great shot.

  6. A magnificent specimen of The King of Trees.